Accessing DSS Benefits for Rapid Re-Housing Clients
Access to DSS Benefits can greatly improve a family or individual’s ability to retain stable housing beyond enrollment in a rapid re-housing program. Accessing benefits can be tricky for both case workers and clients. Based off a training by Greater Hartford Legal Aid, CCEH has compiled resources to support case workers in connecting their clients to these vital benefits.
Tools for Accessing Benefits:
Accessing Public Benefits in Connecticut
It can be difficult to navigate the process of accessing DSS benefits, both for clients and for caseworkers. This is an in-depth overview of the various benefits offered through DSS, including guidance on the process for application, client rights, and tips on advocating for your clients. Review this presentation before using the documents below.
This form may be used to request accommodation of DSS in cases where DSS has requested action from your client that would pose an burden on them due to a disability.
Rights of Applicants of DSS Programs
This documents describes the rights of applicants of all DSS programs.
Eligibility of Extension of Benefits Beyond Twenty-One Months
This document describes eligibility requirements and procedures for an extension of DSS benefits beyond twenty-on months.
Exemption From DSS Employment Program Due To Care-Giving
This document may be used when requesting exception DSS’s employment program because the client must care for a medically dependent individual. It must be filled out by the medical provider of the dependent individual.
Exemption From DSS Employment Program Due To Medical Barriers
This document may be used when requesting exception DSS’s employment program due to a medical condition of the client’s. This document must be filled out by the client’s medical provider.
Tax Exemption Processing Packet
This is an example of a processed tax exemption test. This may be a guide for advocating for your client.